Pan Ocean Oil Corporation is planning to unveil the Amukpe-Escravos Pipeline Project (AEPP) June 2019. The 67-kilometer pipeline which was jointly initiated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will evacuate crude oil from the northern fringe of the Niger Delta to Escravos export terminal and is predicted to result in higher revenue.
The pipeline system is designed to minimize vandalism and mitigate the loss of revenue occasioned by ruptures and vandalism. It has the capacity to deliver 160,000 barrels of crude oil per day and was constructed over an 8-year period using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technology.
Talking about the prospect of the pipeline, Stanley Mudjere, an energy analyst said, “This pipeline will serve companies including Seplat, NPDC, Enageed, Summit, Newcross Petroleum, Continental Oil & Gas Pan Ocean PSC and boost government revenue”.
The entire length of the AEPP is several feet underground to prevent interference of vandals, farming activities and construction. It is the longest of its kind in Africa.
The company has also recently announced the completion of a gas processing plant and a production facility. They believe the projects would significantly boost infrastructure in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
technical start-up and unveiling of the projects are also scheduled for June.